Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop - Two Videos



 Hello and welcome to another inspiration blog hop from Gina K Designs. Today we are featuring my latest stamp set, The Northwoods 2 and Gina's new StampTV Kit, Birthday Essentials.

I thought it would be fun to make two cards almost identically, changing out the color and stamp images from The Northwoods 2. I have videos for both cards. On this first one, I used a monochromatic blue palate and the evergreen fir trees with the bear.


 On this card I used a pink palette and the oak tree. The layout is the same and I masked the same way in pretty much the same places, but I used a bigger circle for the moon in this card. And I kept the horizon line more level instead of hilly. You can find both videos a bit lower on this post.


I also have a card made using images from one of the stamp sets in the Birthday Essentials StampTV Kit. I love that the new kit has matching dies. I used the coordinating butterfly stamp and die template on this card.

For more inspiration from the rest of the Gina K Team, be sure to check out the rest of the blog...
Theresa Momber – Illustrator of The Northwoods 2



Here is the video for the blue moonrise card.


And here is the pink moonrise card.

If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, you can find both videos on my channel here.

I have step by step photos for the pink card below, but I'm afraid I don't have step outs for the blue card.

Start by trimming a piece of white cardstock to 3 ¼ by 4 ½ inches. Place a circle slightly above center to serve as a mask for the moon. Sponge all around using Gina K Bubblegum Pink ink.

Switch to Gina K Pink Passion ink and continue sponging.

Remove the mask and stamp the oak tree, from The Northwoods stamp set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Use scissors to trim a slightly wavy link in sticky notes to mask the sky. Sponge along the mask edge.

Switch to Memento Tuxedo Black ink and continue sponging, but, be sure to tap off most of the excess ink onto scratch paper, to create gray rather than black on the card.

Color in the tree trunk and shade the foliage of the tree with Copic Marker N5.

Switch to N2 and fill in the foliage. Use this marker to also add some shading below the tree. Use a blender pen to soften the look of the shading.

Use a bit more Tuxedo Black ink to sponge around the edges of the cardstock. Once again, be careful to tap off the excess ink.

Stamp the sentiment, from the Birthday Essentials StampTV Kit, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Layer with a piece of Gina K Black Onyx cardstock and adhere to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch Bubblegum Pink card base.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

78 comments:

Melanie said...

These are cards are amazing! Truly! I could walk into that first scene! (quietly, so as not to disturb the bear)

Susan White said...

Your cards are so amazing!! I love the pink card!!I am going to try this.

Karen Hightower said...

Gorgeous as always! I love all of these cards. I enjoy your videos & I can't wait to watch this one. Thanks for inspiring… :)

Brandi R said...

Stunning cards! Absolutely love the northwoods cards and the first one has just amazing background!

Ann Lee said...

LUV luv luv all your cards!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your amazing videos. Love, love, love your cards!

Heidi Stamps said...

I love the trees in the new set. Thanks for sharing your card ideas.

scrappinmommom said...

Always love your cards and thanks for your wonderful videos. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity.

Joann6274 said...

I love your cards so much! And I really love watching your tutorials on how to create such beautiful artwork! TFS!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Cindi Hall said...

I LOVE this stamp set! You do an awesome job Theresa!

Robin said...

These cards are beautiful. Love this set!

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are beautiful especially love the pink birthday tree card - very inspirational. Thank you for your excellent videos, too - love watching them.

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

What beautiful artwork, thano you for your tips and time

Iris said...

Very pretty cards.
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Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your work is spectacular!

claudia said...

Awesome stamp set and love the two completely different colored scenes, yet the sunrise is in both! Thanks for always inspiring us!

Lisa K said...

Awesome cards! I will watch the videos later, but they are always wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing the moons and ground. I love the card you made using the new kit.

Ro Donner said...

I am moonstruck (lol) over these cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nana Griffin said...

Oh my! I can't get enough of this set with the trees. Looking forward to seeing many more masculine cards with this set, as we can never find enough of those ideas. Beautiful cards and I am so excited to have 2 videos today. Yahooo!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What beautiful cards and wonderful tutorials. Can't wait until my set arrives so I can give these ideas a try.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome, awesome cards! Love this technique - wish I could do it like you do! My new set is on the way - or will be next Monday! Thanks for all you do for us!

Robin said...

Wow I am going to try some of these techniques.

Debbie Lou said...

Your cards are truly works of art! My jaw is dropping!

Olga said...

Your cards are always amazing!)

terrie said...

Beautiful cards and two great videos...
Thanks for sharing your technique.
Well done

GrammaCJean said...

I learn so much from you and the team. Cards are most beautiful. I only hope I canmake some nearly as lovely.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! And thanks so much for the tutorials.

Janeen said...

beautiful build a scene cards.

jules said...

Lovely cards and fab tutorials! The North Woods 2 set looks like a lot of fun to stamp with.

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for two videos!

Denise said...

These cards are amazing. You are a very talented lady.

Denise

Becky said...

Very beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

Love your cards and tutorials, always helps me color and sponge my way through card making! TFS!!! That tree is pretty damn awesome!

Maye M.L said...

Gorgeous cards. Love how you have created the shadow. Cheers!

Sheila said...

These are my types of cards..the nature look. Great video.

Sheila said...

These are my types of cards..the nature look. Great video.

Donna Simonson said...

As usual, lovely cards with amazing coloring techniques. You are a true artist!

Dale Barbur said...

You are so creative! I love your cards and watching your videos.

ScrapaDiddle said...

I love all of your cards! The new Northwoods II stamp set is really wonderful! I love it!

Joanie said...

I love your scene cards. They are so inspirational.I've placed my order for the first Northwoods stamp set and can't wait for it to arrive.

crafterab said...

I really love these cards with the Northwoods stamp set. The shadow effect on the cards is so very pretty.
Thanks for the videos showing how that is done.

Kathy Krug said...

Thanks for the tutorials. Love the new stamp set.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for your great videos!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I just love the scenes you created. I am so looking forward to getting both of these sets and supplies.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Your cards are stunning! Thanks for the tutorials, I learn so much from them.

nzillingworth said...

Fab videos and fab cards. love the shadow, going to have a go at this . BRILL

Jim Burton said...

I really like your blue moonrise and wispy willow cards. The pink moonrise is also pretty, but since I have never been much of a "pink girl" . . .

Ann Nethercutt Powell said...

Wow. Thanks for the tips. I'm pretty new to cardmaking, and these ideas are great.

LAURIE VAN PARYS said...

Beautiful cards! Love that you explain how to make them. I'm sure mine won't turn out so nice, but with practice, I'm sure I can do a nice job. Thank you.

Judy Woodland said...

Theresa, you are MASTER at sponging and creating soft scenes. Love all your cards, thanks for all the great inspiration!

Debbie said...

amazing cards, love both but the first is my favorite
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Louise H. said...

Theresa, your cards are lovely. I love the use of color and shading. Thanks.

Barb A. said...

Awesome cards! Can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and creations with us.

Loretta Rush said...

Love your card! They are beautiful!

Tami Priebe said...

Gorgeous cards, so excited can't wait until my kit arrives!!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

You ALWAYS make me say oooo and ahhhh outloud over here, Theresa! I do love the simplicity of the layouts (I get too carried away) and yet the details of shadowing and such. Congrats on another wonderful set and beautiful cards :*

Karen Smith said...

You make it look easy which inspires me to give it a try- I love the serene settings which makes it wonderful for many occasions !

Kelly said...

You always make such beautiful scenes! Lovely cards!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

These cards are fabulous! Thanks for the tutorials!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous as usual!

serenity6883 said...

The bear card is so hauntingly beautiful. Great technique tips. Thanks

Loretta Rush said...

Beautiful cards. I always enjoy your videos!

Beatrice Lawson said...

The tree stamps are incredible! ove your designs!

Judy Shuck said...

Your cards are always awesome. Wish I had your talent.

Cheryl Depler said...

All are just beautiful. Works of art. Thanks!

BeLinda Andrews said...

Double WOW ! You r so talented . Love all ur cards !!!

Kathy Bosi said...

Your cards are always works of art suitable for framing.

Tanya said...

Your cards are simply amazing!! I love the many techniques you do! This pink moon rise card tutorial was wonderful!!!

Julie S. said...

Your cards are amazing! Especially love the pink one.

Victoria H. said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tutorials.

Helen F. said...

Love your new stamp set and the beautiful cards you create inspire me!

Dawn B said...

Theresa, your designs are the bomb and I just love the new stamp set! Love watching your videos as you create such beautiful works of art.

Linda said...

Lovely cards and I am going to try the first one and the pink card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Parker said...

I watched both videos, and I appreciate how understandable they are, and beautifully done. The set is fantastic.

Janice Riedel said...

I watched the videos. I believe I can make the cards based off of your tutorials. Lots of inspiration for when my kits come in the mail.

Diana Vinzani said...

As usual, your cards are beautiful! Love the bear! That's a "must try"

Joann6274 said...

Wow gorgeous cards! I really love watching your videos to see how you create those gorgeous cards from start to finish. I have learned so much from watching you!
hugs,
Jo
xox